The BEST Episodes of Pokémon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 17, 2020

Network: TV Tokyo

A young boy named Ash Ketchum embarks on a journey to become a "Pokemon Master" with his first Pokemon, Pikachu. Joining him on his travels are Brock, a girl-obsessed Rock Pokemon Trainer, and Misty, a tomboyish Water Pokemon Trainer who may have a crush on him. Ash and Co. end up traveling through various regions, including Kanto, the Orange Islands, and Johto, and then enter the Pokemon League competitions there. Along the way, they run into many confrontations with Jessie, James, and Meowth, a trio of Pokemon thieves who are apart of an evil organization called "Team Rocket". But everytime Team Rocket try to do their evil deeds, they fail thanks to Ash and his Pokemon.

A Battle Festival Exploding with Life! Vs. Mega Lucario!

#1 - A Battle Festival Exploding with Life! Vs. Mega Lucario!

Season 19 - Episode 25 - Aired Jun 21, 2020

Ash has decided to enter the Battle Festival in Kalos. Lots of Pokémon World Coronation Series participants are attending so Ash sees it as perfect to increase his rank. After winning many battles, Ash learns that his next match is against his old friend Korrina, who he last battled to win the Shalour City Gym Badge. Will Ash manage to defeat Korrina again?

star 9.12
32 votes
The Moment of Lumiose Truth!

#2 - The Moment of Lumiose Truth!

Season 16 - Episode 67 - Aired Apr 9, 2015

After a false start, the Lumiose Gym battle between Ash and Clemont is getting under way!

star 9.00
2 votes
Climbing the Walls!

#3 - Climbing the Walls!

Season 16 - Episode 24 - Aired Apr 24, 2014

Ash and his friends make it to Cyllage City, where Ash plans on challenging the Gym Leader Grant. Having already seen his strategy with Onix at the Battle Chateau, Ash plans on having Froakie face the Rock Pokémon in battle, and later Pikachu against Tyrunt.

star 8.89
18 votes
A Conspiracy to Conquer!

#4 - A Conspiracy to Conquer!

Season 16 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 13, 2014

After Team Rocket attempts to consult the mysterious "Madame X" for help in capturing Pikachu, they are brainwashed by her Malamar, with only Meowth escaping and going to Ash and his friends for help. When Pikachu is captured and brainwashed as well, Ash, Serena, Clemont, Bonnie, and Meowth go to save him and Team Rocket. However, everyone but Ash and Meowth gets brainwashed, leaving them with no idea on how to stop Madame X.

star 8.84
19 votes
A Dream Encounter!

#5 - A Dream Encounter!

Season 18 - Episode 44 - Aired Oct 5, 2017

After dreaming that he made a promise to the Legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala, Ash has a hard time waking up. On his way to school, he’s sidetracked by Tapu Koko, who guides him to a strange little Pokémon that looks like a cloud of stars. Lillie nicknames it Nebby, and Ash remembers his dream: he promised to take care of it!

star 8.70
23 votes
Fairy-Type Trickery!

#6 - Fairy-Type Trickery!

Season 16 - Episode 74 - Aired May 28, 2015

After observing the talents and skills of Laverre Gym Leader Valerie in action, it’s time for Ash to challenge her for his sixth Kalos Gym badge!

star 8.67
3 votes
Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!

#7 - Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!

Season 18 - Episode 146 - Aired Nov 3, 2019

With their big vacation on the horizon, the heroes set some life-changing plans into motion.

star 8.67
3 votes
The Bonds of Mega Evolution!

#8 - The Bonds of Mega Evolution!

Season 16 - Episode 33 - Aired Jul 3, 2014

The group heads into the mountains around Pomace Mountain and meet with Mabel, a flower arranger who has mastered the art of Mega Evolution herself with her Mawile, prompting Korrina to have a friendly match.

star 8.60
15 votes
A Guardian Rematch

#9 - A Guardian Rematch

Season 18 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 23, 2017

Ash really wants to have a rematch against Tapu Koko, but he’s not sure about his strategy. Sophocles, who studies Electric-type Pokémon, offers to help! After some research and training at Sophocles Lab, Ash and Pikachu are ready for battle, and so is Tapu Koko.

star 8.52
21 votes
I'm Back, Alola!

#10 - I'm Back, Alola!

Season 19 - Episode 37 - Aired Sep 13, 2020

star 8.50
30 votes
Breaking Titles at the Chateau!

#11 - Breaking Titles at the Chateau!

Season 16 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 20, 2014

Ash and his friends make it to the Battle Chateau where they participate in some matches while waiting for the battle between Viola and Cyllage City's Gym Leader Grant.

star 8.47
17 votes
Forming a More Perfect Union!

#12 - Forming a More Perfect Union!

Season 17 - Episode 43 - Aired Sep 15, 2016

An amazing assembly of powerful Pokémon and Trainers—including the Kalos Gym Leaders and two Champions—have come to help our heroes stop Team Flare! This teamwork allows Ash and Alain to rescue Chespie from inside the Giant Rock, and it seems to be defeated...until it rises once again, under Lysandre’s control. Things seem hopeless until Squishy persuades the other Core to join the fight. The two of them merge together to become the titanic Zygarde Complete, which puts a stop to Lysandre’s plan once and for all. Finally, it’s time for Squishy and Bonnie to say their goodbyes—but they’ll always remember their unwavering friendship that helped save the world!

star 8.46
24 votes
Panic in the Park!

#13 - Panic in the Park!

Season 19 - Episode 23 - Aired Jun 7, 2020

There's a problem in the park in Cerise's Laboratory. The food that was to be given to the Pokémon being taken care there has disappeared and the Pokémon have started to fight. Ash & Goh decide to stay there to catch the culprit but as time passes, the fighting gets worse and Cascoon starts to show signs of evolution. As Goh's Golurk goes to protect Cascoon, the seal on its chest comes lose and it goes out of control. Will they be able to find the culprit?

star 8.44
32 votes
The Climb to Be the Very Best!

#14 - The Climb to Be the Very Best!

Season 19 - Episode 13 - Aired Feb 16, 2020

Following the Pokémon World Coronation Series final, a wild Drednaw has mysteriously Gigantamaxed in Wyndon Stadium. Ash and Goh try to stop it but Pikachu starts getting surrounded by a red light... then, after that, Ash challenges Leon to a battle. With Ash using Pikachu and Leon using Charizard, the battle is fierce. Who will win? The Alola Champion or the World Champion?

star 8.43
37 votes
The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!

#15 - The Sun, the Scare, the Secret Lair!

Season 18 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 26, 2017

Team Rocket has been living in the lap of lazy luxury thanks to Bewear...but a wake-up call from the Boss gets them back on track, and they head to the beach in search of Pokémon.

star 8.42
24 votes
Splash! Magikarp / Crown Yourself! Slowking

#16 - Splash! Magikarp / Crown Yourself! Slowking

Season 19 - Episode 26 - Aired Jun 28, 2020

Goh enters a Magikarp Jump tournament with his Magikarp, but feels he's unlikely to win as his Magikarp has got too fat. He decides to train his Magikarp so that he can win the tournament Ash & Goh have gone to Slowpoke Island, an island filled with Slowpoke. However, a Slowking soon arrives and its Shellder attaches itself to Ash...

star 8.41
29 votes
Kicking It From Here Into Tomorrow!

#17 - Kicking It From Here Into Tomorrow!

Season 19 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 15, 2020

As Pikachu & Scorbunny are practicing battles, Goh's Darmanitan comes over to try and get Scorbunny to use a Fire-type move. Scorbunny tries to use Ember but it doesn't go well and it gers made fun of. Annoyed, Scorbunny starts practicing the move, with Goh not wanting to help as Goh feels Scorbunny can battle just fine with other moves. This causes friction and Goh & Scorbunny start to fight... Will they make up and will Scorbunny learn to use Fire-type moves?

star 8.37
35 votes
A Battle by Any Other Name!

#18 - A Battle by Any Other Name!

Season 16 - Episode 25 - Aired May 8, 2014

While on the road, Serena makes some Poké Puffs for Pikachu and Fennekin, but her cooking skills are attacked by Miette, who has the Meringue Pokémon Slurpuff. The two decide to head to the next town and hold a Poké Puffs Contest to see who is the better pastry chef.

star 8.37
19 votes
Kindergarten Chaos!

#19 - Kindergarten Chaos!

Season 16 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 16, 2014

Ash and the group comes across a girl named Penelope who asks to battle Ash and if she wins he has to go out with her.

star 8.35
17 votes
The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!

#20 - The Clumsy Crier Quiets the Chaos!

Season 16 - Episode 45 - Aired Oct 9, 2014

On their way to Coumarine City, the group goes to a Pokémon Center where Nurse Joy is assisted by a Wigglytuff with bad luck. However, they all soon find themselves having to deal with a Salamence that has gone out of control, and Wigglytuff is the only one who can save Joy.

star 8.33
18 votes
Seeking Shelter from the Storm!

#21 - Seeking Shelter from the Storm!

Season 16 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 30, 2014

When Ash and his friends are caught in a rain storm, they find a nearby abandoned mansion to take refuge, but unbeknownst to them Team Rocket has as well. And both groups are frightened by strange occurrences through the house, all centered on a mysterious shadow.

star 8.33
15 votes
Electrifying Jealousy! Yamper's Feelings

#22 - Electrifying Jealousy! Yamper's Feelings

Season 19 - Episode 29 - Aired Jul 19, 2020

star 8.32
34 votes
A PokéVision of Things to Come!

#23 - A PokéVision of Things to Come!

Season 16 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 27, 2014

After watching a popular celebrity making a "PokéVision" video with her Pokémon, Serena tries to make one with her Fennekin.

star 8.31
16 votes
Sobbing Sobble!

#24 - Sobbing Sobble!

Season 19 - Episode 28 - Aired Jul 12, 2020

star 8.31
29 votes
Calling from Beyond the Aura!

#25 - Calling from Beyond the Aura!

Season 16 - Episode 32 - Aired Jun 19, 2014

Korrina's grandfather Gurkinn tasks her with more training to rein in Mega Lucario, and Ash and company accompany her as they travel to Pomace Mountain only to fall into a trap laid by Team Rocket.

star 8.31
13 votes